Meet our teachers and staff
Teacher: K-8 Spanish, Middle School Language Arts
Mary Burch grew up in Cuyahoga Falls and is a graduate of Kent State University. She loves every aspect of teaching. Mary enjoys hiking and curling and she loves Halloween. Among her favorite books is The Princess Bride, and her favorite song is Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen. In her spare time, Mary enjoys collecting rocks and hiking.
Teacher: Grades 5-8 Mathematics
Kevin hails from North Canton, Ohio, and is a graduate of Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. He enjoys watching football and playing baseball, and his favorite hobby is cooking.
“This is my fourth year teaching math and my third year at Sts. Peter and Paul. My wife and I live in North Canton with our dog, Leah. We love hanging out with our families, cooking together and watching television.”
Heather grew up in Canton and attended Walsh University. She enjoys baseball, autumn, pasta and baby goats! Her favorite song is My Wish, by Rascal Flatts. “Right now my life is busy, and I am enjoying every minute of it.”
Carrie grew up right here in Doylestown and is a graduate of Otterbein University. She loves summer and white chocolate mochas from Starbucks. Carrie loves playing sports, especially basketball, and she enjoys reading non-fiction. “I have five children. My oldest son is hoping to enter the seminary in a year, and my youngest daughter is starting Kindergarten.”
Teacher: Music, Pre-K through 8th Grade
Elizabeth is from Gurnee, Illinois, north of Chicago. She’s a graduate of Capital University. Her favorite book is Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. Indeed, her favorite hobby is reading. As a music teacher, Elizabeth boasts that she can whistle just about anything!
Teacher: Second Grade
Mary grew up in Doylestown and is a graduate of The University of Akron. “I enjoy reading, playing volleyball, biking, and spending time with my family. I also love the beach.” Mary’s favorite hobby is scrapbooking, and she really enjoys sweet tea!
Kim also is from Doylestown and is a graduate of The University of Akron. She enjoys hiking and camping and whatever sports her kids are playing at the time. A coffee drinker, Kim’s favorite song is Stuck in the Middle with You by Stealers Wheel.
Teacher: Third Grade
Beth is a native of Doylestown who studied at The University of Akron and The Ohio State University. Her passion is teaching reading and phonics. Not only is Beth a graduate of this school, her mother is, too! Her favorite book is Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo. When she’s not teaching, she’s arranging flowers at The Lemonade Porch flower shop.
Lunch and Food Service
Amelia is from Burbank, Ohio. She’s a graduate of AIB International. She loves Mexican food and Starbucks coffee. Her favorite book is The Stand by Stephen King. “I have lived in Las Vegas, swam with dolphins in Jamaica, and there are 19 years between myself and my oldest sister.” In her spare time, Amelia enjoys gardening.
Mary Pawlicki, RN, BSN
Mary grew up in Festina, Iowa, in the northern part of the state. She’s a graduate of Graceland University in Iowa. Mary loves hiking and traveling as well as running. She’s also a fan of cats and Dr. Seuss books.
Teacher: Grades 5-8 Science and Health
Jason grew up in Barberton, Ohio, and is a graduate of The University of Akron. Hobbies include running and working out. Jason’s favorite book is Where the Red Fern Growsby Wilson Rawls.
Teacher: First Grade
Our new First Grade Teacher, Mrs. Erin Turner, comes to us with an incredible background in education. She is currently a third grade teacher at Our Lady of Peace in Canton and is the Second/Third grade chairperson. She also is invested in the success and growth of our school, her son Johnathan, is in fifth grade here at SPPS.
Teacher: Junior High Reading and Social Studies
Stephanie grew up in nearby Wadsworth, Ohio, and is a graduate of Walsh University. She enjoys swimming, chicken noodle soup and white chocolate peppermint mocha. Her hobbies include genealogy. She’s also a fan of Jimmy Buffett and all of the books in the Harry Potter series.
Catherine (Kate) Toal
Teacher: Fourth Grade
Kate grew up in Oakfield, New York, though she is originally from Tennessee. She studied at St. John Fisher College and The University of Akron. She enjoys playing volleyball and watching football and admits to being a super fan of the Buffalo Bills. “I’ve been married to my high school sweetheart, Phil, for nine years.” Kate’s hobbies also include hiking and painting.
Theresa grew up in Doylestown and is a graduate of Kent State University. Her favorite sports are water skiing and volleyball. Theresa is from a family of 14 children. She water skied professionally at Sea World in Ohio. She and her husband, Jeff, have two children. Her hobbies include scrapbooking and reading. Her favorite book is Love You Foreverby Robert Munsch.
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